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Old 15-06-2014, 10:35   #1
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Exhaust hose - should I replace

Just inspected our exhaust hose, which curved around a bolt at the base of the rudder. The hose does not appear to be leaking; however, there's a noticeable crease and possible crack in the sidewall. When looking from the top, I'd guess it is indented 3/16". You can kinda see the indentation and possible cut along the wire reinforcement.

Should I replace (and obviously reroute)? What do you think about cutting and adding a connector piece with a set of double hose-clamps?

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Old 15-06-2014, 10:41   #2
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Re: Exhaust hose - should I replace

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Should I replace (and obviously reroute)? What do you think about cutting and adding a connector piece with a set of double hose-clamps?

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Don, yes, do that. I did. Works great. Unless your hose is way old, in which case replace it all. I think Vetus makes good high temp connectors.
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Re: Exhaust hose - should I replace

Stu - thanks, adding a connector would be a lot easier and less money than replacing the hose. In general, the hose looks good -and- the connector would solve the chafing against the rudder bolt.
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Re: Exhaust hose - should I replace

The hose looks good external but my 2 cents inside is rotted, waste of money with the FG niples , check the inside for rusted wire or delaminated rubber, last year a boat almost sunk in the marina due a cracked exhaust hose .....cheers.
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Re: Exhaust hose - should I replace

I'm going to check prices and local availability on the hose and take care of next week. It is almost easier to replace the hose than to cut and splice, due to the location of the fracture. Thanks for the comments!
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